Experimental Project - United States

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Question Description

In this project, you will conduct one of the following: practitioner interview, criminal court visit, police ride-along, or correctional facility visit. NOTE: If you believe it is impossible for you to complete any of these experiential exercises due to circumstances beyond your control, contact your instructor who will arrange for an alternative project.Please choose one of the following:

1.Practitioner Interview

Your task is to interview an individual of your choice involved in the criminal justice system: a police officer, attorney, judge, probation officer, researcher, current or former inmate, etc. (Note: Military personnel have the option of interviewing an equivalent person in the military.) Should your "expert" not be listed here, contact your instructor.

1) Provide the purpose of the paper and background information on the selected person.

2) Record the person's views on the criminal justice system—whether the criminal justice system works, in what ways it doesn't work, and the future of the criminal justice system.

3) Write the paper in a narrative format, detailing what you learned as the result of speaking with this person. Do not submit a "question-answer" paper.

4) Compare and contrast what your expert practitioner had to say with relevant instructional material from this course.Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what your expert practitioner said.

5) When using the instructional material or other sources, properly document and reference them, and cite all web sources.You must include the name your practitioner.

2.Criminal Court Visit

Your task is to visit a criminal court session. (Note: Military personnel have the option of visiting the military equivalent.) Depending on when you attend, you could see a series of cases or only one case. Write your reflections on what you observed and how the proceedings seemed to affect the administration of justice.

1) Begin with a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted.

2) Write an introductory section explaining the purpose of the paper.

3) Write your reflections on what you observed and how the proceedings seemed to affect the administration of justice.

4) Compare and contrast what you observed with relevant material.Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what you observed.

5) When using the text or other sources, properly document and reference them.The name of the court you visited must be included.

3.Police Ride-Along

This is an observational assignment that focuses on the use of discretion by the police officers who patrol our communities. (Note: Military personnel may participate in a ride-along with a military police officer.) Your task is to ride with a police officer for a few hours and observe who is stopped and why. Who is arrested and why? How does the use of discretion play into the patrol officer's job?

1) Begin with a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted.

2) Write an introductory section that includes the purpose of the paper and information on the assignment of the officer, his or her department, and the date, time, and duration of the ride-along.

3) Using a narrative format, provide the officer's views on the use of discretion in his or her job, then follow this with your observations and conclusions based on his or her performance. Use the questions above to guide your observations and questions.

4) Use research information from class materials to analyze the information obtained.Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what your officer said.

5) When using the text or other sources properly document and reference them.The name of your officer must be included.

4.Correctional Facility Visit

Your task is to visit a correctional facility (adult, juvenile, military) and compare and contrast what you see with what the text indicates.

1) Begin with a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted. 2) Write an introduction that provides the purpose of the paper and information concerning the facility visited.

2) If possible, interview residents, administrators, and correctional officers. How do they view the correctional process? What are the pros and cons of the types of facilities we have in the United States? How has corrections changed over the past ten years?

3) Write the information down in a narrative format.

4) Compare and contrast the information obtained with course material.Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what you observed.

5) When using the text or other sources properly document and reference them.The name of the correctional facility you visited must be included.

Format Requirements for all Experiential Project reports

Paper should be a minimum of 1,500 words or about six pages

Double space (12 pt. font)

1” margins

Use APA citations for all sources

Include reference page (not included in word count)

Additionally -

Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count)

Include your name

Course title and number

Project title

Topic selected

Date of submission

Tutor Answer

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School: Boston College

Attached.

OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION

BODY

CONCLUSION

REFERENCE


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Police Ride-Along
Name
Instructor
Institutional Affiliation
Date

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POLICE RIDE ALONG

Introduction
Police ride-along is a concept in the prevention of crime in the neighborhood by the
police officer. In the line of their duties, Police arrest policies help to discharge considerable
force while attending crime incidences e.g. domestic violence and robbery. The police service
should treat these types of crime with more concern and apply discretion when handling
criminals. This paper will study police discretion in the community police service. The ride
along understudy took place on 17th July 2017 from 8 pm to 10 pm taking a time period of two
hours. I had an opportunity to accompany Sergeant Bradley O’Neal to the night ride in order to
observe and understand police discretion while handling people who are breaking law or want to
break the law. Sgt Bradley is an officer in the New York City police station in the crime
prevention department.
Ride-Along
In his view, Sgt Bradley narrated that police behavior is directly proportional to the
discretion they apply in their duties. He went ahead and explained that police decision-making is
informed through discretion which is affected by situations, structures, and the police officers.
Organization variables also affect discretion to a larger extent. In his job, Sgt Bradley encounters
criminals who are ready to harm police officers in order to get free. Discretion affects the volume
of the force used in carrying out police service and therefore should be handled with concern for
the betterment of the society (Markowitz, & Watson, 2015). Sometimes applying discretion is
challenging because one has to defend himself against an aggressive criminal. In some cases

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according to Sgt Bradley, people who are caught in the act of law-breaking surrenders to the
authority making it easy to apply reasonable discretion while handling them.
It is dangerous even for the police officers who are patrolling during th...

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